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Wairarapa District Health Board, like other agencies across the state sector, publishes responses to Official Information Act requests, and supports the open disclosure of information to assist the public’s understanding of how we are delivering publicly-funded healthcare. This includes the proactive publication of anonymised Official Information Act responses on our website after requestors have received their response from us and only where there is no risk to the privacy of individuals.

When we write to requestors we explain whether we intend to make the information publicly available. Requestors names and addresses are removed before publication. If any other information has been has redacted, it is to protect the privacy of the requestor.

The Wairarapa DHB publishing OIA Response Guideline is available here. It outlines how we will action the availability of official information through the publishing of OIA responses online.  

Please note that the three DHBs (Wairarapa, Capital and Coast and Hutt Valley) Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disability Service (MHAIDS) OIAs are not included below. Before making a request under the Official Information Act, check to see whether the information you are interested in is already publicly available on the MHAIDS website.


  • 2018-12 December

    • Unfilled Vacancies 713 KB

      The number unfilled vacancies full time, part time and contract positions

    • Types and annual costs of energy used 336 KB

      For the last financial year, the annual billed cost (including lines and/or delivery charges) for commercially supplied energy for each fuel type (electricity, natural gas, coal, or other).

    • Radioactive Waste 486 KB

      How much radioactive waste is being produced at the DHB per year?

    • Pager Systems 628 KB

      We understand that some DHBs still use pager systems – "beepers" – for medical staff. We would like to know how widely these are used in New Zealand's public health system.

    • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder assessment waitlist 597 KB

      Is your DHB able to provide an FASD assessment to determine if a person has this disorder?

    • Fax Machines at WrDHB 697 KB

      We would like to know how widely used fax machines are in New Zealand's public health system to understand how we compare to the UK.

    • Admissions related to adverse drug reactions 649 KB

      The total number of admissions to hospital each year.

  • 2018-11 November

  • 2018-10 October

    • Zero Suicide aspirational policy 2.4 MB

      The implementation by the board of a zero suicide aspirational policy or goal.

    • Surgical Mesh for SUI 429 KB

      How many urogynaecological mesh procedures were undertaken at your DHB in the past year or the most recent full year data is available?

    • Surgery Cancellations 868 KB

      Does the Ministry of Health or another agency controlled by the Ministry, collect data on public hospital surgery cancellation rates in the year ended 30 June 2018

    • Specialist appointments 669 KB

      Details on specialist appointments funded by the DHB in the 2017/18 financial year.

    • Schedule H pharmaceutical expenditure 2015/2016 and 2017/2018 357 KB

      Can you please provide information on Schedule H budget spent on pharmaceuticals as a dollar ($) value for each of the 2015/16 and 2017/18 financial years

    • Redundancies 327 KB

      1.How much has been spent on staff redundancies at your District Health Board in the 2017-2018 financial year?

    • Maori Providers - criteria and list of providers 537 KB

      What criteria is used by the MoH and District Health Boards (DHBs) to determine if an organisation meets criteria to be considered (and funded as) a Māori provider?

    • Complaints made against DHB staff over past three years. 825 KB

      All incoming and outgoing information – including emails, memos, texts, call transcripts, audio, video, reports, letters – relating to complaints made against District Health Board staff across the country over the past three years.

    • Employment procedures 1.6 MB

      copy of your employment proceedures, especially short listing of applicants and proceedures re advising who the successful applicant is.

  • 2018-09 September

  • 2018-08 August

  • 2018-07 July

    • Wait times 1.34 MB

      ​What is the average waiting time, as well as longest and shortest individual wait times, for an initial appointment with the following specialists – oncologists, neurologists, cardiologists and gynecologists –over the last six months.

    • Numbers of Eye surgeons 320 KB

      Eye surgeons are on call during the Holiday Season in Dec-Jan

    • Number of sexual harassment complaints 546 KB

      Number of internal sexual harassment complaints the DHB has received in the last 5 years?

    • Number of incidents of abuse to staff from patient in ED last 10 years 793 KB

      Can I please have the numbers of incident reports related to abuse of staff from patients in the Emergency Department (including physical assault, verbal abuse, threats and aggressive behaviours) from each of the last 10 years - so to 2007. Or each of the last 10 years that have been reported.

    • non-resident births 697 KB

      How many women gave hospital that were non-residents. Were any of them billed and what was the total?

    • MethCon 363 KB

      Has the District Health Board (including Public Health Units etc.) contracted MethCon to do any work in the past two years?

    • DHB documents / information left by mistake in public place 834 KB

      A list of incidents since January 1 2016 that your organisation is aware of and in which documents, reports or other materials have been mistakenly left unaccompanied in public (such as a staff member leaving a folder of material in a café or taxi).

    • Bariatric surgeries 348 KB

      The number of surgeries performed within your DHB area, what type of surgery they were and if they were publicly or privately funded.

    • Advertising Images 546 KB

      Copies of the advertising images that appeared on the patient information screens in the Emergency Department